On the morning of the NBA playoffs, the Knicks tout le monde 14 mai lottery by announcing team legend / Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing will represent the team on the dais.
"The Big Fella" was drafted by New York with the number one pick in 1985 after the Knicks won the NBA's first-ever draft lottery that year.
"Patrick is a huge part of our team's history," said Knicks president Steve Mills in a statement. "Patrick's connection to the lottery is well documented, and we're proud to have one of the all-time Knicks greats sit on the dais on behalf of the team, the city and the fans."
On Thursday on his radio show, Ewing hinted he'd be representing the Knicks at the lottery, teasing about "a secret" being revealed soon after he was speaking about the possibility of Zion Williamson joining the Knicks.
Knicks GM Dave DeBusschere represented the team at the 1985 NBA draft lottery when the Knicks were awarded the prize for the best of luck. The Knicks have not won it since. With the worst record in the NBA, the Knicks share has a 14-percent chance of winning the Williamson Zion Lottery with Phoenix and Cleveland.
After a lottery reform to prevent tanking, the Knicks chances are not as strong as it would have been finished with the worst record. In prior years, the worst club had a 25-percent shot. The chief advantage of being at the bottom. In fact, the Knicks will have a 60-percent chance of winding up the 4 of 5 hole.
Two years ago, Walt Frazier repped the Knicks on the dais and fell back from 7 to 8.